Not ordinarily a cryer, as I’ve said, but the tears are flowing this morning. I’ve had to come face to face with the horrors my daughter might have experienced. Really, there is not much chance of that not having happened, whatever the resolution. How could this be????? She was my child, and I loved her and protected her. I held her in my arms, and when she was a baby I never let her cry herself to sleep, because I never wanted her to feel sorrow or pain or need and not have someone to comfort her. I never wanted her to need me in her heart, and not be able to find me. How could someone take her from me? How could someone hurt such a beautiful little soul?
Oh Lord, please.